Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skip a Manicure (See Jane Preserve)

glitter tips
My expectation is that a manicure should last a week; of course, that's not always the case (and also, that's not to say I get one every week, because I definitely don't!).  Not only am I terrible at painting my own nails but I tend to wear through a manicure quicker than most.  When a glittery polish caught my eye, I decided I could cover up my ragged manicure with some quick swipes to the tips of my nails where chips were present.  As you can see from the pictures, the manicure was definitely grown out (see:  jagged cuticles) but this did the trick in a pinch and ultimately saved me both time and money.

'tart' by butter london
the only acceptable form of frosted tips (as far as i'm concerned)
Quick math:  If you currently get manicures every week and changed extended it to bi-weekly by adding some glitter to the chipped tips, you'd save about $390 per year* (assuming it's $15/manicure, including tip)

41 comments

Sarah said...

That's such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

Super cute & easy idea!The simple things often are the most lovely ones! x

fashion is for idiots [like us]
fashion is for idiots [like us]

Laura Who0?! said...

Cute idea :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Such a great idea! Fortunately I always do my own nails so I don't have to worry about that :) (but I do like the idea of not having to pain my nails every week)
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Mere and the Mister said...

Genius idea!! Def going to be trying this out!!
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Blush said...

Great Idea :)

xoxo
Paulina
http://blush-paula.blogspot.com/

christin said...

holy crap! seriously...that is a lot of savings. and this is a brilliant idea.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

good idea! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

debbiecutieface.com said...

that's actually a really brilliant idea.

blue roses said...

i rarely get manicures, but when i do, i definitely want them to last as loooooooooooooong as possible.

great idea!

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Cara said...

Chipped polish is my biggest pet peeve, I would prob just get another mani

NauticalWheeler said...

I love the look! Definitely going to try it out :)

From Brooklyn with love,

Jen

Courtney Erin said...

That's a really good idea - I do my nails at home but I like the idea of not being compelled to do them so often because they've started looking ragged.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Allie said...

Great idea! I have this Butter London glitter too!

Maggie said...

love this idea! And the Butter London glitter polish looks amazing

Bola (Lilac Dreams) said...

Thats a great idea! I often do silver glitter on my tips buy never thought of doing it to make my manicure last longer!

Lisa Griffin said...

i always add a coat of glitter to extend a mani atleast another 5 days, i'd never thought of just doing tips
in dramatic fashion

Sara said...

brilliant. enough said.

Lindsay said...

I've also noticed that doing glitter tips to start actually lasts longer..less chipping! Great tip!

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

oooo I love this...gonna have to try it out!


grace
http://herumbrella.com

Meagan Murtagh said...

smarrrrrt girl!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I destroy my mani's quickly, too, so this is a great idea!

Josie said...

Uh, brilliant much? Doing this TONIGHT.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lindsey said...

Wow looking at the math that is a really big savings! I am loving the idea of adding some extra glitter...
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Kimberly Horne said...

Wow, I rarely get manicures, but I wish I did more often really. I just can't afford it! Such a great idea though, I love it!

xoxo, Jjanga
www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Gonna do this right now!!!

Love you for sharing it!

Esther xx

http://girlinapanama.com/

The Jones said...

Lovely idea, love that you included the saved money stats! Amazing how much little luxuries can cost in the end.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Olga said...

That's a cute combo! I always do my nails myself, I've never even had a professional manicure! But you're right the nail polish never lasts the whole week !

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TheWhitList said...

What a great idea! I also find that my manicures chip within a couple days, and I feel like a no-chip might be inconvenient. When I don't have a manicure, my go-to is simply a clear polish. It looks nicer than nothing, it's hard to screw up, and it helps keep your nails from breaking.
Love your blog, by the way :)

Mitchell Walters said...

Love it! cute idea...and no one would know what you are trying to hide!

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Taylor said...

Great idea! Love Butter London products!

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Shug in Boots said...

So simple. So smart. Yet - I would have never thought of it, sadly.

Lotte for What Lot Spots... said...

I must say, as a nail polish addict, totally loving this! xo

La Petite Olga said...

What a great tip and the result looks so nice!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Anna said...

so clever!! i am so doing that! I am MISS NAIL CHIPPER EXTRORDINAIRE, I literally walk out of a salon and chip them within the hour.

www.simplystylishmom.com

Lauren said...

awesome idea, I'm totally doing that!

Talia said...

Genius! I'm like you and my manicures last only a few day. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!

Talia said...

Genius! I'm like you and my manicures last only a few day. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!

Giovanna said...

That's a great idea! Plus it looks super cute! I'm going to have to try it!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said...

I LOVE Butter London!!! I typically do my own manicures as well. However, I did go this weekend with my cousin over the weekend for some bonding time :)

Margot said...

I always do nails on my own but when I don't have time I just "retouch" missing spots with the same nail polish and then cover the whole thing with glittery one... and the manicure looks fresh.